Zirku: ransomed for $12 million

ZIRKU IMO: 9237802, Tanker with Nile Blend Crude Oil loaded at Marsa Bashayer, Sudan. This is a new crude oil from recently developed oil fields in Sudan, a cargo that earned pirates a treasure. The amount of the ransom could not be confirmed
Somali pirates say they freed a UAE-flagged, Kuwaiti-owned oil tanker after a $12-million ransom was paid. The 105,846 dead weight tonne MV Zirku was captured on March 28 on its way to Singapore from Sudan with a crew of 29. back

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